Archive for December, 2012

Dec 31 2012

Le Réveillon de Noël, Part Deux

Published by Christine under Vegetarian

Today being the day of the other réveillon (New Year’s), I thought I would give a quick report on the Christmas banquet (twenty-one of us at the table). It was a wonderful night of family, friends, food and festive drinks. My adorable four year old niece wrote the customary (in our family) letter to Santa: [...]

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Dec 24 2012

Le Réveillon

Published by Christine under Uncategorized

Christmas dinner in France is generally Christmas Eve dinner, aka le réveillon* de Noël. People gather for the holiday feast on the 24th, and typically eat rather late (a 10 or 11 p.m. start time is fairly standard). Children eagerly await the arrival of le Père Noël (Father Christmas) at midnight. This might happen while [...]

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